Anti-BEARCAT Update: Meeting Today & New Song

There will be an Anti-BEARCAT meeting today at Colony Mills Food Court at 3PM. More details on Facebook (and while you’re there, please like Thanks But No Tanks).

After the over-capacity BEARCAT meeting last Thursday at Keene City Hall, the community has been organizing to stop the city from accepting what current Keene Mayor Kendall Lane called a tank. Weapons manufacturer LENCO tells us that BEARCAT stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck which doesn’t sound any less terrifying than “Tank.” Especially in the hands of a police department that has proven it’s willingness to initiate violence against our peaceful friends and neighbors.

Please join us to oppose the further militarization of the local police department. The website thanksbutnotanks.com has been launched in addition to the comprehensive overview of Keene’s unprecedented Anti-BEARCAT campaign here on FreeKeene.com. Former Keeniac Sam A. Robrin even penned the following song after being inspired by the local resistance. It’s to to the tune of ”Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. It’s called, what else, but…

Thanks But No Tanks

City council wants a BEARCAT.
Uncle gives ‘em out for free.
They’re telling us that it’s to catch the terrorists,
But they’ve set their sights on you and me.
They’ll be using it on you and me.

That’s why we’re singing:

CHORUS:
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thank you for nothing city bureaucrats.
Thanks… but no bearcat!

Cops can do whatever they please–
They’re backed by City Hall.
They take laws, break them, or just make them up
Like there isn’t any law at all

It’s like there isn’t any law at all

CHORUS:
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thank you for nothing, city bureaucrats.
Thanks… but no bearcats!

You rule by [force], and not by law,
Like Orwell’s 1984.
Getting an attack truck, makes that clear–
It’s time to say “No more!”
We won’t take, or give any more!

CHORUS:
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thank you for nothing, city bureaucrats.
Thanks… but no bearcats!
CHORUS:
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thanks–but no tanks.
Thank you for nothing, every bureaucrat.
Thanks… but no bearcats!

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13 Comments

  1. Being a Keeniac is a state of mind. And Sam A. Robrin, a master lyricist, undoubtedly qualifies. "Thanks But No Tanks." Nice Going, Sam!

  2. This idiot-stupid song sux dog shit.

    Look at the second verse:

    Why is the word "force" in brackets, like this: [force]?..WTF…???…

    Are we supposed to sing that word, or not?

    And seriously, what music is supposed to go with this song?

    This song will be like Drowning Pools' "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor"…

    Soon, KPD will be riding into Civil Combat, in their

    LENCO*BEARCAT battle taxi, singing this song at the top of their lungs,

    while they are priming the flash-bangs, polishing the battering ram,

    tuning their acoustic-weapons module,

    and filing little "x's" in the tips of their hollow point bullets, and they're gonna have rockets, and mortars, and missiles, and bombs, and shit like that, and

    they're gonna take you all out, and that's gonna be the end of all you stupid little

    1960's throwback, pot smoking druggie hippie freak no-good,

    unemployed, lazy, spoiled, narcissistic LITTLE*SHITS*

    DIE*DORRIE*DIE

    COWABUNGA DUDES

    WE'RE GOING MOBILE POSTAL

    LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR

    LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR

    LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR

    LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR

    ~can't touch this~

  3. 🙂 Have a Nice Day!

  4. why the hell are all you so against this thing? you just scared its gonna stop you from blacking out on spring street or blake street? whats the fucking big deal??!!

  5. kok likes it and is aligned with parsells because he doesn't like fk anymore and fk is against it…..so that means kok likes it

  6. so.naturally that means he's in love w parsells now

  7. free keene should mean let keene do what they want…including keene pd. if you were really all for "freeing keene" why are you desperately trying to stop them from getting this bearcat? thats pretty hypocritical to me.

  8. david on Wed, 15th Feb 2012 9:28 pm

    kok likes it and is aligned with parsells because he doesn’t like fk anymore and fk is against it…..so that means kok likes it

    ——————————————————————

    david on Wed, 15th Feb 2012 9:29 pm

    so.naturally that means he’s in love w parsells now

    ———————————————————————–

    Yes, david, i'm theKINGofKEENE…

    I never said anything about ME being peaceful & non-violent.

    If you keep putting me and that

    *FUCKING*PIECE*OF*SHIT*Parsells*

    in the same sentence,

    then I will show you exactly what non-violence is NOT.

    Are we clear, fuckface?

    Don't make me come back on here and start posting again…

  9. …it's your body, david, i'll give you a choice of which floor you want it to hit…

    *FUCK**PARSELLS*….

  10. hahahaha king of keene youre a real tough guy huh??

  11. your gonna come back and start posting again?!??!?! uh oh! we're all in trouble ahahahahaha give me a damn break boy

  12. 😛 I'm speechless lol..

  13. youre speechless?? well i hope the king of keene isnt. boy likes to talk the talk. seems pretty quiet for such a hardass.

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